Khabib: “You can’t confine an eagle to a cage”
Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is not sorry for his actions at UFC 229.
Speaking to Russia Today in his first interview since the UFC 229 post-fight press conference, Khabib told the reporters that you ‘can’t confine an eagle to a cage.’
“I prayed to God for one thing, to be left alone in the cage with this clown. I asked him this every day,” Nurmagomedov said.
“I prayed that we would have no injuries, that we would make weight, and regain our strength, and finally be locked in that cage. Because a lot was said outside that cage, and I said that once that octagon door is shut, I am not responsible for my actions.”
“The first thing I wanted to show him, is the difference between our people, and his people. We know our history, our ancestors, and what our people have been through. Nothing can break us,” Nurmagomedov said.
“And with what happened afterwards, some people say I did the wrong thing, others that I did the right thing,” he continued. “You can’t confine an eagle to a cage. And I showed them that.”